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First Butt - Success!

Hi All,

I finished my first butt, and I must say it exceeded all of my expectations!

8.5 pounds, cooked for 16 hours at 225 dome, pulled at 200 internal. I started it late evening on Friday and it was done for dinnertime Saturday.

Thumbs up from all guests!

-- Josh

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  • Looks great. Congrats!
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Looks great and sounds like a successful first butt. Good job. I've done a number of butts at 225 with great results and some very long cook times. Most recently have bumped up the temp to 275 or so with good results as well.
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  • Good on you. It does feel good when the guest comment positively. And on your first attempt. You are well on your way. Congradulations
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  • 16 hrs????? Wow that seems like a very long time for a 9 lb butt even at 225. Looks good though
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  • ttexxan said:
    16 hrs????? Wow that seems like a very long time for a 9 lb butt even at 225. Looks good though
    Well, I did read that 1.5-2 hours per pound at that temp was normal, so it came in at just under 2 hours/pound.

    Most of the "bad butt" reports I had read on the forum seemed due to pulling too early, so I made a point of ensuring it was 200 degrees throughout.
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  • A butt takes as long to cook as it takes. Reason you have to have a Thermopen to check it, course you can pull the bone and if it falls out it's done. Looks like you did a good job, congratulations!

    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • BRush00BRush00 Posts: 334
    TorontoBBQer - if your name was 'Calgary', I would think that you were secretly my wife taking pictures (and credit for) my Friday night/Saturday cook!

    HA!

    Good job.


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  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 259
    Nice going, eh!  And, great call for keeping it on the egg until you hit the right temp! 
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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